Thursday, November 29, 2012

Small Biz Resource & Opportuities Forum (Dec. 7)

Join E-Magnify for the Small Business Resource & Opportunities Forum: Succeeding with Government and Commercial Buyers.

Date: December 7, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: University of Pitt-Johnstown Conference Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904
Registration: This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Register online at

U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey invites you to join his staff and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) for a free, half-day program offering a quick-hitting approach that allows you to do the following: 
  • Access assistance for doing both government and commercial business. You can meet with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration; local Small Business Development Centers; the U.S. General Services Administration; PA's Ben Franklin Program; Catalyst Connection; Seton Hill University's E-Magnify women's business center; the National Contract Management Association; the Association for Operations Management; and PTACs.
  • Understand the basics of doing business with government agencies.
  • Meet with supply chain reps from Conemaugh Health System, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain to introduce your products and services.  
  • Hear success stories from other small businesses. 
  • Network with peers to find additional customers and teaming partners.
The event program includes an address (virtual) from Senator Casey, educational presentations, a small business owner panel discussion, and networking opportunities with business support organizations, companies looking for suppliers, and other attendees.

For more information, visit or contact Bob Shark at 814-535-8675 or   

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tomorrow: Shop Small! (Nov. 24)

Tomorrow (Nov. 24) is Small Business Saturday. This weekend, in-between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please support your local community by shopping at small businesses. Visit for more information about this national event, including maps of participating businesses, information on the importance of small businesses, and resources for shoppers, supporters, and business owners.

E-Magnify is a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Disaster Preparedness for Business

Is your business prepared to withstand and recover from a disaster? Disaster preparedness is an important part of your business. As everyone has seen in the devastating wake of Hurricane Sandy, disasters can have widespread and unexpected results. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer a range of disaster planning and preparedness resources through The site offers educational resources, planning tools, testing advice, and information on disaster assistance. 

Small Business Saturday: Nov. 24

American Express is offering free and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses get the most out of Small Business Saturday and tools for consumers to show their support. 

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. It’s Small Business Saturday, and this year, it’s happening on November 24th.

American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger.

To learn more and to get your free Small Business Saturday tools, visit

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Learn About Entrepreneurship (this Friday, Nov. 9)

All women interested in learning about business ownership are invited to attend this Friday's "Call to Entrepreneurship" event.

Who: All women (including women military veterans) interested in starting a business
Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe , 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cost: $50 ($35 with student ID)
Registration: Register online

Are you interested in starting a business? Join E-magnify and Business & Professional Women of Pennsylvania this Friday (Nov. 9) to explore entrepreneurship, network with women business owners, and learn about business tools and resources available to you.

Women veterans are especially invited to attend, but the information shared at this event will be useful and relevant to any woman who wants to start a business. 

Register for just $50. (Student registration with ID $35.)

This exciting event will include the following: 
  • Morning session with Mary Moorhouse, Director, Special Projects, BPW Foundation;
  • Networking with other women in business and entrepreneurs;
  • Training sessions on what you need to change careers or to start a business; and
  • A panel of women business owners discussing their business experiences and success stories.
Learn more and register online today. 

This event is sponsored in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Huntington, Prudential, First Commonwealth, and Pittsburgh Business Times.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.